Photo courtesy of Virginia DMV

Special UVA plates available

Limited edition to celebrate championship

July 17, 2019 - 3:27 pm
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(RICHMOND, Va. - newsradiowrva.com) – The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is teaming up with the University of Virginia (UVA) to share the excitement of the men’s basketball team’s success by offering a limited edition license plate featuring the 2019 national champions logo.

The plate is now available for purchase at any DMV customer service center, mobile office or online at dmvNOW.com.

The plate is $25 annually plus the cost of the registration and can be personalized for $10. UVA license plates are part of DMV’s revenue-sharing program; $15 of the $25 fee is returned to the university to support student scholarships. UVA has received more than $1.9 million from the revenue-sharing program since it was established in 1992.

“License plates are traveling billboards so this is a great way for fans to show their school spirit while supporting student scholarships,” said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. “The limited edition plates won’t be available forever, so fans are encouraged to get theirs soon.”

DMV also offers license plates as ornamental souvenirs which make great gifts for students, alumni and diehard fans. Souvenir plates are for display only and cannot to be used on motor vehicles. Each souvenir plate costs $10 and can be personalized for an additional $10. Souvenir plates can be purchased online at dmvNOW.com.

In addition to the national champions plate, DMV offers two other UVA designs featuring the Rotunda and the Block V mark.

Currently, more than 7,300 Virginians have UVA plates on their vehicles. The three UVA designs are among the more than 250 special interest license plates available from DMV.